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Lake of the Woods in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dedicated To The Fallen

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2018
1. Dedicated To The Fallen Marker
Inscription.  We honor those who remained in these woods long after the battle ended on May 7, 1864.

“Hundreds of graves on these battlefields are without any marks whatever to distinguish them, and so covered with foliage that the visitor will be unable to find the last resting place of those who have fallen.”
Capt J. M. Moore, Commanding Cemeterial Branch, QMC, USA
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 7, 1864.
 
Location. 38° 19.539′ N, 77° 45.95′ W. Marker is in Lake of the Woods, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Church Lane east of Lakeview Parkway when traveling east. Located at the far rear corner of the parking lot for Lake of the Woods Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Church Lane, Locust Grove VA 22508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Wilderness Run To Flat Run (here, next to this marker); Wilderness Battlefield Memorial (a few steps from this marker); John Gordon Proposes a Flank Attack

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By Bradley Owen, October 16, 2018
2. Dedicated To The Fallen Marker
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gordon's Flank Attack (about 600 feet away); Fighting on the Evening of May 5, 1864 (about 700 feet away); Gordon's Attack Falters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morning of May 6 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Federals Fall Back (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The National Park Service’s Wilderness Battlefield can be accessed from the trailhead here, connecting to the Gordon’s Flank Attack Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Last updated on April 23, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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